- Gene Seymour: Now that songwriter Bob Dylan has won literature's highest prize, which other musical innovators deserve consideration?
- In some ways, he says, Dylan made most of the other songwriter contenders possible
Gene Seymour is a film critic who has written about music, movies and culture for The New York Times, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly and The Washington Post. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)For those who annually pay attention to such things (other writers, mostly), the Nobel Prize in Literature always offers an occasion for often-impassioned chatter over who won and, even more ardently, who didn't.